Change of seasons, change of clothes

Twice each year, in spring and autumn, I go through my wardrobe and have a major clear-out. I take the previous season’s clothes out of the closet and replace them with those stored out-of-season in my cedar chest. I also try on clothing to see it still fits or is in...

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Velcro dog: The pandemic’s impact on my fur baby

Floppy Ears, my much-loved rescue dog and “author assistant,” has been a happy part of our family since April 2017. However, after fifteen months of pandemic, including multiple lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, mask-wearing and avoiding others when out and about, as...

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Creativity in the time of Covid

My blog post this week has a fresh look and feel because it's the first from my new website. Not only am I delighted to have a site that is pretty, uplifting, and helps showcase my writing, it’s also functional, and easy to navigate and maintain.  A grateful...

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Moving to a new website

Dear blog readers, Since I’m in the midst of moving to a new website and, correspondingly, a new means of blog posting and delivery, I haven’t written a blog this week. I’ll return with a new post on 30 April, 2021. I’m excited about sharing my beautiful new website...

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Celebrating chocolate…and my readers

If you follow my Facebook author page, you know that I usually post there daily. It's a happy place and virtual front porch where I chat with readers about things that bring us together including pets, books, food, family and community life. Last week, I asked my...

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“You’ve Got a Friend”

The popular song, “You’ve Got a Friend,” written by Carole King and first recorded in 1971, has been on my mind lately. Owing to stresses in both my family and writing spheres, I’ve needed friends more than ever in the past few weeks—and just when I needed them most,...

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Moving adventures

From 2015 until now, much of my life has been spent in some form of transit—moving from England to Canada, several moves related to my elderly cousin both before and after her passing, and moving things from my late mother’s home across Canada. Tech Guy has moved...

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New book news & paperbacks of “A Wish in Irish Falls”

While much of the writing life is like any other job with daily tasks, deadlines and a variety of projects big and small, there are also special moments to celebrate. I have two of those to share with you this week—news about a new book and the paperback release of A...

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